Abandoned Mine Building, LaGrange California

In the hills just a mile or two outside of LaGrange California is the remnants of a mining complex.  I don’t know the history of it, but it appears to be associated with gold dredging in the nearby Tuolumne River.  I stumbled on the small cluster of buildings several years ago almost by accident.  I wasn’t prepared for a plein air painting opportunity (I should have been) but at least I had my camera with me.  This is a 20″ x 16″ oil on linen studio painting from the photo.  It makes me want to go back with my gear and paint on site…

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